The Hanoitimes – The visits are believed to enhance ties with the two neighboring countries amid growing economic relations. Vietnam, Laos target stronger economic ties in 2019 Cambodia king in Vietnam for leisure tour In Vietnam, PM Hun Sen says no foreign military bases allowed in Cambodia General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and President Nguyen Phu Trong will pay an official visit to Laos on February 24-25 and a state visit to Cambodia on February 25-26, local media has reported. President Nguyen Phu Trong. Photo: Baochinhphu The visits will be made at the invitation of Laotian President Bounnhang Vorachit and Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni. This will be the first overseas trip after Trong was elected president in October 2018. On February 20, President Trong received Laotian Minister of Public Security Vilay Lakhamfong in Hanoi. In November 2016, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong visited Laos, his first foreign tour after the 12th Congress of the CPV, which defined the start of a five-year term leadership of key positions like the CPV’s general secretary, president, prime minister, and ministers. In this visit, Vietnam and Laos signed seven agreements, including Vietnam’s donation to build a parliament hall in Vientiane and a high school in Bolikhamxay province, Vietnam’s investment in Hanoi-Vientiane expressway, and the strategic partnership for Houaphanh and Xiangkhouang provinces. Meanwhile, Trong’s latest visit to Cambodia was in July 2017 as the CPV’s chief. During the visit, the Phnom Penh Post reported that Vietnam would donor US$25 million… [Read full story]
At the event, a representative of the province’s Military Command expressed thanks to the Cambodian unit for its gifts, and briefed them on remarkable results of the implementation of defense and military missions of the provincial armed forces in 2018, and on the command’s plans for 2019. At the event Last year, the command fulfilled all military-defense missions. In 2019, the command is committed to focus on building a strong and clean military Party organization, a comprehensive strong unit, while attaching importance to implementing cooperation agreements with the Cambodian military sub-regions. Expressing his thanks to the host for the warm welcome, General Sen Soong hoped that troops of the Tay Ninh provincial Military Command continue to promote its achievements last year and well fulfil its assigned missions in the coming time. He also affirmed that the Cambodian unit will advise the Cambodian Ministry of Defense to realize cooperation deals between the Cambodian military sub-regions and the Tay Ninh provincial Military Command in particular and the two ministries of defense in general, thus contributing to promoting mutual understanding, trust, and relationship between the two militaries and the two peoples. Translated by Lam Anh
(VEN) – Vietnam and Cambodia are targeting bilateral trade value of US$5 billion by 2020, up more than 25 percent from its current level. The goal was agreed on during talks earlier this month between visiting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen (left) and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc Promoting bilateral trade According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, bilateral trade reached US$3.8 billion in 2017 (up 30 percent from 2016) and more than US$3.8 billion in the first 10 months of 2018, 21 percent higher than the same period last year. It is expected to exceed US$4 billion in 2018, paving the way for US$5 billion by 2020, Prime Minister Phuc said. As of late November, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam had 210 investment projects totaling more than US$3 billion in registered capital in Cambodia, mostly in the fields of agriculture, banking, telecommunications and information technology, industrial production, processing and manufacturing, trade, health, energy and construction. Linking the two economies Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Vietnamese counterpart also agreed on major orientations to promote bilateral relations further. Prime Minister Phuc said Vietnam attaches much importance to prioritizing economic cooperation with Cambodia with the motto of innovation, breakthroughs, and practical and efficient cooperation. Phuc proposed that the two countries implement their framework agreement on connecting the two economies, signed in 2017, link transport, electricity, tourism, telecommunications and banking activities,… [Read full story]
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh (R) and Cambodian Deputy PM and Interior Minister Sar Kheng co-chair the 10th meeting. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Vietnam and Cambodia have reiterated their determination to bolster close cooperation in order to build a shared border of peace, friendship, collaboration, and development. The information was contained in a joint statement issued following the 10th meeting on cooperation and development between border localities of the two nations, co-chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh and Cambodian Deputy PM and Interior Minister Sar Kheng in Ho Chi Minh City from January 9-10. Both sides hailed the frequent visit exchange of high-level leaders since the ninth meeting, as well as efforts made by competent ministries and sectors in building legal frameworks and realising cooperative mechanisms to facilitate mutual support between border provinces. They encouraged investment and support for border localities and agreed that both nations should increase coordination so as to better and more promptly cope with challenges in the areas concerned. Speaking highly of the significance of security-defence cooperation in keeping peace and stability in each nation, they said that they are adamant in forbidding any hostile force to use their country’s territory to harm the other’s security. The two sides expressed their delight over the robust cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, and investment, and were unanimous in prioritising economic connection towards the bilateral trade target of 5 billion USD as… [Read full story]
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng (r) receives Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen in Hà Nội on Friday. -VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam would do its utmost to preserve, protect and nurture its solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Cambodia, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng has said. The leader reaffirmed Việt Nam’s foreign policy of independence, diversification and multilateralisation of international relations as well as the country’s consistent policy of not joining any military alliance, not siding with any country to act against a third country, and not allowing any country to establish a military base in Việt Nam’s territory.
At the meeting (Photo VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – The 17th trilateral-bilateral ministerial meeting on drug control cooperation between Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia took place in Vientiane on December 6. The event creates a good chance for the three countries to review their past cooperation and learn from the experience in the implementation of the trilateral joint statement on drug prevention adopted at the previous meeting, as well as map out orientations and plans for the time ahead, said Lao Deputy Minister of Public Security Lt. Gn. Somvang Thammasith, who is also head of the Lao steering committee for drug control, combat, and prevention. Sn. Lt. Gn. Le Quy Vuong, Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Public Security, suggested the three neighbouring countries hold annual meetings to exchange their viewpoints and experience in jointly addressing drug-related issues, which are becoming increasingly complex both in the region and the world. He reiterated the determination of Vietnamese drug prevention forces to work closely with Cambodian and Lao counterparts to crack down on crime in general and drugs-related one in particular for the peace, and healthy and sustainable development of each nation. As drug trafficking not only affects social order and security, but also causes great economic losses and threatens national stability, the three countries agreed to increase collaboration and share responsibility to minimise cases of this in each society. Participants recognised the remarkable efforts of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in preventing drug smuggling at border gates and stressed the importance of sharing information and conducting… [Read full story]
Forty-three years ago, on December 2, 1975, the National People’s Congress of Laos issued a decision to establish the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. This was considered as another resounding victory of the Lao people under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party after they had completely liberated the country from the domination of imperialism and colonialism, starting a new development era of peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity for the country. At the second Vietnam-Laos Border Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival in 2017. Photo for illustration: baobienphong.com.vn Under the leadership of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the Lao people has gained great achievements in maintaining national independence and sovereignty, national territorial integrity, socio-political stability, defense and security while continuously raising its status in the international arena and improving people’s living standards. As the two neighboring countries with similar geographic features, Vietnam and Laos have enjoyed a close and time-honored traditional friendship. Since the 1930s, the two countries’ revolutionary movements had been attached to each other under the leadership of the Indochina Communist Party. Based on the Marxism-Leninism ideology, the special relationship has brought miraculous strength and solidarity to the two nations. During the past wars, generations of Vietnamese troops and people stood side by side with their Lao brothers in fighting against foreign invaders for national independence of Laos. Both Vietnamese and Lao can now be proud of the history of establishment and development of the rarely-seen Vietnam-Laos special relationship. The Vietnam-Lao special relationship reflects the aspirations of both… [Read full story]
The “yellow stars” created a bunch of opportunities during the 90 minutes of play and successfully converted three of them into goals thanks to the brilliant efforts by Nguyen Tien Linh (39’), Nguyen Quang Hai (41’) and Phan Van Duc (61’). Coach Park Hang-seo rested some key players, with Nguyen Cong Phuong, Luong Xuan Truong, Nguyen Van Quyet and Nguyen Anh Duc left on the bench. However, a lineup of quality players allowed the home side to produce a lopsided game against minnows Cambodia. Shortly after the first whistle, Vietnam took control of the match with a series of shots towards the Cambodian goal, notably an eye-catching left-footed volley by Van Duc in the 15th minute that forced keeper Um Vichet to make a smart save. Trong Hoang curled a strike over the cross bar from a distance of 20 metres ten minutes later before setting up Tien Linh to break the deadlock with an unstoppable close-range header a few minutes before half time. Inspired by Tien Linh’s opener, the “yellow stars” needed only another two minutes to double their advantage. Hong Duy produced an excellent effort in the left wing, dashing through a Cambodian defender and returned the ball to Quang Hai who then drove a shot into the empty net to gift Vietnam a 2-0 lead into the break. Quang Hai celebrates with teammates after doubling Vietnam’s advantage. (Photo: vnexpress.net) The first-half scenario remained unchanged in the second half, as the host team maintained their offensive pressure, with… [Read full story]
By Giang Huy  November 24, 2018 | 07:10 pm GMT+7 Four hours before the match between Vietnam and Cambodia kicks off, fans flooded along downtown streets in Hanoi to warm up the atmosphere. From 2 p.m. on Saturday, hundreds of footballs fans wearing red T-shirts and carrying national flags and banners paraded around downtown streets in the capital Hanoi to heat up the atmosphere ahead of the game. Vietnam enter their last game of the group stage for the AFF Cup 2018 against Cambodia on home ground at the Hang Day Stadium at 7:30 p.m. A group of fans from the northern port city of Hai Phong, two hours east of Hanoi, also joined the parade. Vietnamese fans waved the national flag and beat drums when their car ran across the streets before stopping at the Hang Day Stadium where the game will take place. A group of fans burn flares. and wave the national flag. Four hours prior to the game, Hung (L) and his friends showed up in front of the stadum to sell the national flag and decorative items for supporters. Excited fans waving the national flag walked across the streets.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai (Source: VNA) Port Moresby (VNA) – Vanuatu attaches importance to its friendship and cooperation with Vietnam, Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai told his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc at their meeting on November 17. During the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the 26th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Vanuatu leader expressed his hope that the two sides will enhance the exchange of delegation to promote their cooperation in the coming time. Charlot Salwai informed PM Phuc about his country’s plan to open a consulate general office in Ho Chi Minh City, while affirming that Vanuatu supports Vietnam’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the term 2020-2021. Vanuatu will continue to create favourable conditions for the community of Vietnamese expats in the country, enabling them to contribute to the nation’s development and the bilateral relation, he said. For his part, PM Phuc applauded Vanuatu’s decision to set up a consulate general office in HCM City, while informing that Vietnam will also assign a honorary consul to Vanuatu. The two leaders agreed to effectively implement the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on technical and development cooperation between the two nations, to accelerate negotiations and signing of agreements on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official passports; and on cooperation in the fields of aviation, forestry, fishery and aquaculture. They also affirmed the importance of maintaining a peaceful… [Read full story]